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Date: Aug 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 31, 2017

 

MDTA POLICE STEPPING UP

IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DURING

THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND

#makeaplan

 

BALTIMORE, MD - During the Labor Day weekend, Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will be out on the roadways enforcing impaired, distracted and aggressive driving laws.

"Drinking and driving is a choice. A bad choice that can have tragic results," said MDTA Police Chief Col. Jerry Jones. "If you are going to drink alcohol, make the right choice and don't drive."

The MDTA Police remind motorists that "Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving" and to #makeaplan BEFORE you head to your destination:

1. Choose a designated driver.

2. Call a taxi or ride-share service.

3. Take public transportation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2011 - 2015, 460 lives were lost in drunk-driving-related crashes during the Labor Day holiday.

The MDTA Police are committed to reducing traffic crashes that result in serious injuries and deaths on our roadways and supports the "Toward Zero Deaths" campaign - a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland's roadways. For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com.

The MDTA Police also remind motorists to "Move Over or Slow Down" for emergency vehicles and tow trucks that are stopped on a highway with visual signals.

 

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland's citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our website at mdta.maryland.gov and click on MDTA Police. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 22, 2017

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR

THE NINTH ANNUAL

FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL 5K RUN/WALK

Register today at tunnelrun.org & support Special Olympics Maryland

Geico

BALTIMORE, MD - The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host the ninth annual 5K Fort McHenry Tunnel Fun Run presented by Geico on Sunday, Oct. 8, to benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will take participants on an out-and-back course through the northbound right tunnel tube.

"The MDTA Police is proud of its long-standing partnership with the SOMD," said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones. "The greatest underwater event allows us the opportunity to showcase our unusual venue, but more importantly to help raise funds and awareness of SOMD athletes."

"I am grateful to the MDTA and our title sponsor Geico for their incredible efforts and support in hosting the event," said SOMD President and CEO Jim Schmutz. "We're expecting more than 800 enthusiastic runners who are eager to eclipse our $35,000 fundraising goal all in support our 7,549 SOMD athletes who compete year-round in 27 sports free of charge. Together through sport, we are creating a world where opportunity is not limited by disability."

Visit tunnelrun.org to register, form a team or support a registered runner/walker. Awards will be presented in various categories, including numerous age groups for men and women. Participants are invited to a post-race celebration sponsored by SOMD. The entry fee is $35 through Oct. 7 and $40 the day of the event.

All northbound I-95 traffic will be directed through the tunnel's northbound left tube until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12 noon. Minimal traffic impact is expected.

As avid supporters of SOMD, the MDTA Police participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and Polar Bear Plunge and previously hosted the MDTA Police Plane Pull at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

 

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland's citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our website at mdta.maryland.gov and click on MDTA Police.
Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2, 2017

 

MDTA POLICE RECOVER TWO LOADED GUNS

DURING TRAFFIC STOP IN

BALTIMORE CITY

 

BALTIMORE, MD - On Monday, July 31, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police arrested two individuals from Baltimore who were in possession of two loaded handguns.

An MDTA Police officer stopped 21-year-old Deion Erick Jenkins in Baltimore City at the intersection of Hanover Street and Cromwell Street for an equipment violation on a 2013 Nissan Sentra. As the MDTA officers attempted to conduct a subsequent probable cause search, the front-seat passenger, 21-year-old Antonio Rashad Green, jumped out of the vehicle, shoved an MDTA officer and fled on foot.

During a search of the vehicle, MDTA Police recovered two loaded 9 mm handguns and ammunition. Jenkins and the rear-seat passenger, 23-year-old Norman Lyrue Young, Jr were taken into custody without incident. A search of the area to apprehend Green was unsuccessful.

During the follow-up investigation, it was determined that Green stole a 2005 Ford Escape from the 300 block of East Cromwell Street. A warrant has been issued for Green's arrest. Anyone with information on Green's whereabouts is asked to contact the MDTA Police Detectives Unit at 410-537-6700.

The MDTA Police charged both Jenkins and Young with possession of a firearm. Young was charged separately with possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony, possessing ammunition when prohibited from possessing a firearm and for transporting a handgun on their person.

After processing, officers transported Jenkins and Young to the Baltimore Central Booking Intake Facility for an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Jenkins and Young are being held without bail.

GunsSubs

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police is a nationally accredited law-enforcement agency. MDTA Police Officers provide safety, security and service to Maryland's citizens and visitors as they use transportation facilities across the State. Visit our website at mdta.maryland.gov and click on MDTA Police. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at /TheMDTA.

 

MDTA POLICE TO PARTICIPATE

IN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENTS

ACROSS MARYLAND

#nationalnightout

 

BALTIMORE, MD - Tomorrow night, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will join our law-enforcement partners from across Maryland during the 34th Annual National Night Out.

 

"National Night Out is an opportunity for law enforcement to continue to build on its positive relationships with community residents, businesses and civic groups," said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones.

 

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together in a positive environment, which often includes block parties, cookouts, festivals, parades and other events. Law- enforcement agencies will provide safety demonstrations, seminars, youth activities, interaction with officers and exhibits.

 

Local community members will have the opportunity to interact with the men and women of the MDTA Police during events in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Charles, Harford and Prince George's counties. In addition, police equipment will be on display and personnel will be available to provide information about the agency